Flowers for Lisa (Limited Edition)
A Delirium of Photographic Invention
- Publication Date: October 16, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 10 x 12
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3586-8
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 100 color photographs
- Rights: World/All
This deluxe slipcase edition is limited to five hundred copies, signed and numbered by the artist. The book was printed on GardaPat Kiara paper at Conti Tipocolor S.p.A. in Florence, Italy, and bound in Brillianta cloth.
Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.
About the author
Abelardo Morell’s photographs have been collected and shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and more than 70 other museums worldwide. Lawrence Weschler is the award-winning author of True to Life (about David Hockney), Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, and Everything That Rises, among many other books.